Arbitral institutions and hearing centres

EU confirms arbitration carve-out in sanctions regime

Arbitral institutions have welcomed a clarification by the European Union that transactions with Russian state-owned entities are exempt from its sanctions regime where they are strictly necessary to ensure access to arbitral proceedings.

26 July 2022

A look at ICSID’s new transparency rules

Gary Shaw of Pillsbury in Washington, DC, considers the recent amendments to ICSID’s transparency rules that took effect at the start of this month, arguing they provide greater access to arbitration while preserving party control.

13 July 2022

New names join Swiss centre

The Swiss Arbitration Centre has announced new additions to its arbitration court, including practitioners based in Spain, Turkey and the UAE.

05 July 2022

Harvard event has LGBTQIA focus

A Harvard Law School event saw two "diversity champions", the president of the ICC International Court of Arbitration Claudia Salomon and Proskauer Rose partner Peter Sherwin, speak about the court's new LGBTQIA network and enhancing opportunities in the field for members of this community.

05 July 2022

ICSID releases new rules

ICSID has released its new rules for investment disputes, which will take effect in a week’s time – bringing to an end what it calls the “most significant procedural modernisation” in its history.

23 June 2022

IFCAI prepares for new president

The International Federation of Commercial Arbitration Institutions has approved a revised constitution and elected a new council as it prepares for the appointment of a new president to replace Stefano Azzali at the end of his term.

22 June 2022

A new home for the Scottish Arbitration Centre

The Scottish Arbitration Centre is moving to new premises in Edinburgh that it will share with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.

20 June 2022

New leaders at HKIAC

After six years, Sarah Grimmer is to step down as secretary general of the HKIAC and will be succeeded by CMS's co-head of international arbitration, Mariel Dimsey, while Eric Ng will take over as deputy.

10 June 2022

Ex-Vattenfall lawyer joins SCC as deputy secretary general

Caroline Falconer has left her role as senior legal counsel at Swedish state-owned power utility Vattenfall to become the new deputy secretary general and head of operations at the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce.

30 May 2022

LCIA reveals case figures and new appointments

The LCIA has revealed it took on fewer cases in 2021 compared with the covid-fuelled high of the year before – while announcing the latest appointments to the LCIA Court.

17 May 2022

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